Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bentley's Surgery

I thought I would do a quick post regarding Bentley's health.

As some of you may know, Bentley ate part of an antique leather box while we were in Virginia visiting family (a whirlwind trip for my grandmother's funeral). The box wasn't big, but the leather expanded in Bentley's stomach and caused an obstruction.

The day after surgery:

He underwent surgery a little over a week ago (8/8). Luckily for all of us it did not progress to his intestines, and the surgery was not as bad as it could have been. The vet told us that it took them 30 minutes to remove all the leather.

Gross! This is only a portion of what they removed.

He is already doing much better, and has had no issues now that we are transitioning him back to dry food. (We were feeding wet, prescription food). However, he is still (obviously) on crate rest, and has been basically living in an x-pen ever since. Now that he is feeling better he thinks that he is fully capable of doing things like chasing the cat and jumping on the couch.

"Let me out!"

He will have his staples removed Monday (14 days after surgery). We will start rehab (slowly!) at that time. He will not be on any agility equipment for at least 2 months.


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